London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – September 21, 2007 – A new search trails technology, Trexy.com, has been shortlisted for The International Information Industry Awards, in the category for Best Speciality Search.
London based Trexy.com is the first search engine to interoperate with thousands of online databases to remember and share individual search trails.
Nigel Hamilton, CEO of Trexy and inventor commented, ”It is a great honour for Trexy to be recognised by the information industry. Not only do we help the individual searcher, we also help online databases and directories to increase the visibility of their data on the web.”
Trexy currently connects to over 3000 online databases. Databases can be added in real time using a simple, two-step process, through the ”Add Engine” feature at the website.
Mr. Hamilton continued, ”We want to give information professionals the power to remember and share their search trails on all the online engines they use. Having someone with expert knowledge of an information repository helps provide real authority when it comes to information retrieval. Librarians are natural trailblazers.”
Since launching this year, trailblazers from over 35 countries have contributed to the growing database of 900,000+ search trails. Search trails can be created by installing the free Trexy TrailBar. The winner of the Best Speciality Search category was announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Online Information and Information World Review. The ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
Trexy is a search technology developed to allow users to remember and share their searches and the web pages they visit by creating search trails. Trexy.com is inspired by scientist and visionary, Dr. Vannevar Bush, who in the 1940’s shared his vision of creating a collective memory by recording peoples’ trails through information. Bush dreamt of a device called a ”Memex” – an enhanced supplement to personal and community memory created by trailblazers: ”those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.” Free to use, Trexy’s toolbar called the TrailBar, works with Firefox and IE browsers.
To learn more, please visit: http://trexy.com/addtrexyengine.cgi.